Our Hiring Process¶
We recognise that a finding a job and going through a new hiring process can be an overwhelming experience, but we don't want you to feel overwhelmed at Cartan. We want all new introductions to Cartan to be a learning experience that provides complete transparency to information and resources.
Our hiring process is an important step in introducing Cartan to potential new team members. Every team at Cartan cares deeply about their teams, ambitions, and people who make them up. In order to optimise for the best team environment, productivity and collaboration we need to maximise distributed perspectives and experiences, and a transparent and fair hiring process is the first step in getting there.
Sometimes you are looking for a new job because you are not enjoying your current role; other times, you just need a new challenge. In any event, it is always good to start exploring new opportunities with a little self reflection.
You spend a large portion of your life at "work" and we believe it is important that you are excited about doing that. As you take the steps to start looking for a new opportunity, we encourage you to take some time to reflect about the goals you would like to accomplish by joining a new organisation and team. Here are a few questions that might help get the process stated:
- What is the most rewarding work-related experience you have ever had? Why?
- Do you enjoy working as part of a team or working in solitude to just get things done?
- Do you enjoy solving problems? What is your process to identify, diagnose and solve problems?
- What was the best team you have ever worked with? What was it about that team that left a positive outlook?
- What is a problem that you solved that has made everything after easier?
As you consider the answers for these questions, find common themes within them that made you feel rewarded for being part of the experience. As you consider your next opportunity, use these themes to help define where you want to go next in your career.
Why do we promote self reflection? Our starting assumption with all new candidates is that you have the skills to be a successful employee, but we are looking to collaborate with people are who skillful, passionate, have distinct experiences and perspectives, understand themselves and the world around them.
After some self reflection and understanding about what you are looking for, it becomes easier to identify how new opportunities fit into the equation. It is important that you can identify how and why a new organisation can meet your expectations by being able to map who they are, what they do and what they are about to your personal experiences.
Our introductory goal is that you feel like you know us a little better, you have enough information to feel like you are applying for the right job and comfortable enough to have an inquisitive conversation with us.
Our hope is that we have provided enough background so that you have a sense of who we are and how our goals align with where you want to go. In the end, we are a small dedicated team looking to work with deeply knowledgeable and passionate individuals.
Typically, when looking for new opportunities, it is tempting to look at the process as a numbers game and send a single, broad resume out to as many open opportunities as possible. We would like to suggest that, if you have gone through some self reflection and opportunity gathering, it might be more advantageous to create a strong tailored resume for each opportunity.
We would strongly argue that a well aligned resume stands out much more then a kitchen sink approach.
- Tailor your skills and experience to the open opportunity
- Be specific about projects that you have worked on
- How did you accomplish [X] as measured by [Y] and doing [Z]
- If you have limited work experience, include related projects that demonstrate your dedicated research and expertise outside the workplace
Keep it short. We do not have a length requirement, but concision and precision are key — so think twice before letting your resume move onto page two or three, and take careful focus with your information.
All of our roles are open to anyone that fits our hiring criteria, you can work remotely or in some circumstances, in the Cayman Islands.
If you are interested in applying to one of our open opportunities, please see the Apply page.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace in the Cayman Islands. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.
If one of our recruiting committee members believes you might be a match for an open opportunity you will be contacted by a representative from our hiring committee.
Here are some ways we assess candidates in our hiring process:
- Online Assessment: You may be asked to do a brief online assessment, like a personality quiz, or coding puzzle after you've submitted your resume.
- Short Virtual Chat: You may have a short video conversation via Microsoft Teams or Zoom with a member of the recruiting committee and then with a team member. This step is designed to assess key skills you'll need for this role.
- Project Work: We sometimes ask candidates to complete a small project prior to their in-depth interviews. This could range from prepping a case study, doing a business model analysis, performing a project management skills assessment or a code sample. These are not hard assignment and help us evaluate your approach to problem solving.
- In-Depth Interviews: We are all very excited about interviewing and believe it is simply a time to have an in-depth conversation about your goals and ambitions as well as our roadmap. Everyone you meet during the interview process is excited to meet you and we all strive to provide a friendly environment to converse about how we all align to build great things together
Every person you meet conducts the interview to assess if your skills, experience, passion, critical thinking and experience are a match for the role we are interviewing for.
After your interviews are done, we will bring everything together from your application, interviews, and online assessments for review by our hiring committee.
Our hiring committee will review the information, discuss the opportunity and make a decision on how to move forward. If we have decided to move forward with you, a member of the recruitment committee will reach out to you with an offer letter and answer any questions you may have regarding compensation, benefits, insurances and any other relevant details about your future employement at Cartan.
Once you have accepted the offer, we will start onboarding you to Life at Cartan. We are very excited to collaborate and build with you.